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Theives Impersonate FBI Agents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say con artists posing as FBI agents swindled a 90-year-old suburban Columbus man out of thousands of dollars this week, and the fake agents may have pulled similar scams elsewhere in the state.

Investigators are looking for a man and a woman.

Wearing dark suits and holsters containing handguns, the fake agents persuaded a Whitehall man to withdraw cash from his bank account to help with an undercover sting operation at a nearby bank.

Authorities say the man handed over thousands of dollars to the fake agents, who then drove off in a black sedan.

A similar case occurred Friday in Akron.

A case in Grove City is also under investigation.

Posing as an FBI agent is a federal crime punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine.

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